Essays Tagged: "South Bronx"

Amazing Grace

fe for a group of children who live in the poorest congressional district of the United States, the South Bronx. Their lives may seem extraordinary to us, but to them, they are just as normal as every ... us, but to them, they are just as normal as everyone else. What is normal? For the children of the South Bronx, living with the pollution, the sickness, the drugs, and the violence is the only way of ...

(7 pages) 93 0 5.0 May/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Ordinary Resurrections" by Jonathon Kozol. Do poor people remain poor because of irrational behavior?

t expected to succeed in that manner. The people I'm talking about are not only the people from the South Bronx but many other locations where minorities are a majority and the general income isn't ex ... thon that $5,200 is spent on average for every boy or girl in every public elementary school in the South Bronx. How should anyone expect someone to overcome odds and blossom with that type of opportu ...

(5 pages) 60 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Politics and the Family.

l district in the nation to the poorest in the nation. A mere eighteen-minute ride by subway to the South Bronx, to a little place called Mott Haven; where the median family income for the 48000 resid ... s upon youths. As we read further, we find that there are multitudes of problems natural within the South Bronx. One of the only ways of determining where these problems stem from is by looking at the ...

(10 pages) 141 0 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

This essay, entitled "Does Hip-Hop Get A Bad Rap?" and is about the bias that the rap industry entertains. It goes into the controversy many rappers create in their portrayal of rap music.

the industry of rap and hip-hop is held together by a similar style, which began among the youth of South Bronx, New York in the mid 1970's, and was pioneered by artists such as Grandmaster Flash and ...

(3 pages) 131 2 4.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

This is a summary of Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-First Century by Peter Dreier, John Mollenkopf, & Todd Swanstrom. This is only a summary of Chapters 1-4!!

how how place is different in metropolitan American. Those places include "poor central-city in the South Bronx of New York", "a district that spans the West Side of Cleveland and its suburbs", and "a ... Chicago" (Dreier, Mollenkopf, & Swanstrom 3).The first district explored by the authors is the South Bronx. This is one of the poorest and most Democratic congressional districts in the United St ...

(11 pages) 58 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Kozol Amazing Grace- A hope for one dream

A Hope for one dream-PeaceArgumentThe South Bronx, in New York City, is the poorest congressional district with in the United States. Drug ... asses, and lack of opportunity that are the contributing factors to extreme poverty not only in the South Bronx, but worldwide. I agree and argue with the fact that poverty is due to government neglec ... eglect, and the lack of opportunity that is given.For starters, Mott Haven, which is located in the South Bronx, is the most racially segregated area of poor people in the United States. As Kozol poin ...

(5 pages) 38 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Amazing Grace."

ich would portray a harsh, blunt, and unforgiving critique about the lives of those residing in the South Bronx. I had expected to be repulsed and frightened by what was written. I had expected to fin ...

(1 pages) 586 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Politics and the Family

l district in the nation to the poorest in the nation. A mere eighteen-minute ride by subway to the South Bronx, to a little place called Mott Haven; where the median family income for the 48000 resid ... s upon youths. As we read further, we find that there are multitudes of problems natural within the South Bronx. One of the only ways of determining where these problems stem from is by looking at the ...

(10 pages) 26 0 4.3 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Colin Powell: An American Hero

t on them and to strive to be their best. When Colin was still young the Powell’s moved to the South Bronx, where Colin grew up (Academy of Achievement)Powell had an extensive education starting ... n the U.S. Army. In 1963 Powell was sent to Vietnam with 16,000 other soldiers as an advisor to the South Vietnamese. Later in 1963 Colin was on patrol and stepped on a punji trap.A punji trap is a si ...

(2 pages) 23 1 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Colin Powell Race Paper

diligent Jamaican immigrants, Powell was born in Harlem where he grew up in the racially integrated South Bronx, attended the City College Of New York, joined the R.O.T.C., and discovered his passion ... em and a few other places, Colin's family settled at 952 Kelly Street in the Hunts Point section of South Bronx. "We kept our doors and windows locked. I remember steel rods running from the back of o ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

My American Journey

r Luther and mother Maud Powell, both from Jamaica. Upon graduation from Morris High School in the South Bronx, The now young adult, Colin studied geology at City College of New York. It was here in ... mmy Carter. He is also the humiliation inflicted upon him as a black soldier traveling in the Deep South and the challenges he faced as a battle commander in Korea. Colin handles problems well and a ...

(3 pages) 462 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Amazing Grace

g dealer selling asthma inhalers is a normal picture of their daily living conditions. All over the South Bronx young children can be seen to pull the inhalers from their pockets, pausing a moment to ... by Kozol as an excuse for individuals with intact families not to get involved. One minister in the South Bronx made this observation: "Of course the family structure breaks down in a place like the S ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Untitled

he Book "Fist Stick Knife Gun" by Geoffrey Canada is a biographical account of his childhood in the south Bronx. He and his 4 brothers were raised by only their mother. She would survive on no more th ... estions lye in the codes of conduct of the streets. Many of the youths living in places such as the south Bronx don't have many opportunities of being successful. The odds of someone from an area like ...

(6 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues